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#1 Shaun N.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:15

With unique multitasking productivity, effortless navigation and defence-ready security, Ubuntu raises the bar on tablet design and sets a new standard for the post-PC era. Bright. Brilliant. Beautiful. And naturally neat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h384z7Ph0gU

Source: http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tablet


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:20

Ooh, that could be something pretty great, guys at XDA have been porting Ubuntu to the TF101 but so far it is not good enough for a daily for me to wipe my Droid yet

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:32

Sweet! It would be interesting to see the KDE team port over Plasma Active.

Info here: http://plasma-active.org/

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:32

I think they have a better chance of succeeding in the tablet market than the phone market. Gotta be hard tough.

Looking really great.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:35

So with Microsoft creating Metro for its platforms, and Canonical creating Unity for its platforms, anyone else still not believe me, when I say this stuff isn't going away?

It won't be long before Google and Apple follow suit.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:37

Looks like a Nexus 10 with Ubuntu OS on, love the look of the OS very slick.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:37

Splitscreen looks familiar.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:38

Splitscreen looks familiar.


It can be lose or static, I prefer the way Ubuntu did it compared to Windows 8

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:39

So with Microsoft creating Metro for its platforms, and Canonical creating Unity for its platforms, anyone else still not believe me, when I say this stuff isn't going away?

It won't be long before Google and Apple follow suit.


Unity still has icons and docks and various other desktop-esque features. Also a tablet/phone != Desktop there is much more limited processing and screen space. So no one questioned how things on a tablet would be as full screen single process devices were around long before windows did metro.

Metro on Desktop is still a no-go for long term use in my opinion.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:46

i quite like it, it looks promising

and also makes me wish the Padfone (2 or 3 when it inevitably comes out) would come to the US already

#11 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:47

It can be lose or static, I prefer the way Ubuntu did it compared to Windows 8

It also does charms/gestures better than Windows 8 as well, swipe from left gets you access to all the apps without taking up full screen, swipe down from top right gives you access to messages, settings etc.. while holding and swiping horizontally to select.

I'd love to give this OS a go.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:57

I can say that I look forward to a Ubuntu phone version for my xt890....

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:00

It also does charms/gestures better than Windows 8 as well, swipe from left gets you access to all the apps without taking up full screen, swipe down from top right gives you access to messages, settings etc.. while holding and swiping horizontally to select.

I'd love to give this OS a go.

User preference. Swipe from left on Surface gets you the apps you're running now. It's a fantastic system. And I'd hate my Surface without search and share charm functionality, I seriously depend on it now.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:00

Am I correct in assuming Netflix will never be available for this?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:01

You can use Netflix on Ubuntu

http://www.techrepub...buntu-1210/4019

Although I'm sure a lot of things will become easier



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